Lighting - Another way to look at light

Living with Light

Why lighting is so important

Light has a major effect on our moods and general wellbeing, often without us realising. So the right lighting at home can make you feel good, as well as illuminate the practical tasks. The IKEA birthplace in Sweden, with its long periods of little sunshine, means that we know how to create a beautiful atmosphere inside – whatever goes on outside.

Let’s focus on your wellbeing

The more variation you have in your lighting, the easier it is to create the right atmosphere for whatever you’re doing. So that you can stay alert when you want to concentrate – and relaxed when you need to wind down. And this can make your home an even more comfortable place to be.

How to choose the right LED light bulb

So you need a new light bulb. But what do all those funny symbols mean on the packaging? Actually, they can help you to decide on the best type of bulb for where, when and how you’ll use it.

Lights out (and on), it’s time to dream

At the heart of your little sleeping nest you’ll need good lights - whose glow will support you to wind down. SINNERLIG table lamp in natural materials and soothing colours creates a soft light accross the room.

Rethinking the ceiling light – with HEMMA triple cord set, a necessity can become a design statement.

Late-night reader? Place the lamps in a friendly angle so you can direct them without disturbing your partner.

Do you see what we see?

From a relaxed breakfast, to some afternoon emails, to a cheeky midnight snack – the right lighting can help you to create the ideal ambience for any activity. All in the same space.

Kitchen integrated lighting

Our eyes are naturally drawn to lighter points in a room. So, by switching from “library light” to “gallery light” you completely change the look and feel of your space.

Integrated lighting
Living room lighting

Putting your best face forward

Setting the mood with the right lighting is the secret to a bathroom sanctuary - and for makeup application. Any mirror should be lit evenly from either side to limit shadows. Candles make your spa time spent even more calming and soothing.

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Turn your lights down low

Yes, there is no better way to set the mood for socialising then to switch from bright to dark lighting. Once the lights are lowered your environment becomes softer which is a great way to get rid of stress and bring on a relaxing state of mind. Layer your lighting with soothing table lamps and candles in different heights and sizes to create cosy little bubbles of time that are just for you and your loved one.

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When you want to dim and create atmosphere

Ask yourself, what’s my day like? IKEA Smart lighting is about setting a tone - and being able to easily change it as your day changes. One roll on the dimmer might be all you need to instantly make you and your loved ones feel more relaxed.

Make the light more you with IKEA Smart lighting

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Doing good

All IKEA lighting products are now LED. Which means they use much less energy than incandescent bulbs and last for up to 20 years.

Looking good

Good for the environment – and good for designers. Innovative lamp designs are possible due to the small size and low heat emission of LED bulbs.

Why we only sell LED lighting

Today, there’s a wide variety of LED lights to create the perfect atmosphere at home. So you can live more beautifully, more sustainably and with lower energy bills – without even trying.